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22nd and 29th April 2021

WordPress Security Workshop

Office Hours

Thursdays 10am-1PM GMT

Book a free 20 minute chat with Tim!

Speaking & media

Tim Nash is a speaker and occasional author, who randomly pops up all over the internet. If you are interested in Tim coming to your event or want him to come to speak and comment this is the place to look.

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Media Requests


Tim is a WordPress Security expert, he is a regular speaker & author on subjects related to WordPress, Security, Hosting and Performance online. He is happy to discuss aspects of WordPress, Security and Hosting with media outlets.
Tim is based in the United Kingdom, with easy access to Manchester/Salford, Leeds and Sheffield. He also has high-speed internet access and an appropriate recording/stream space within his office. This includes up to 4k video and good audio.

Contacting Tim, to arrange interview/comment or appearance please contact site at timnash.co.uk in the subject please clearly state a request for a media appearance.

Remuneration and riders


I love talking and am very fortunate to be at the stage where I can say I have spoken at hundreds of events mostly small but also larger conferences around the world.
Most of the time, I will not look for remuneration as such I will happily come and speak for free at events if they meet the following criteria:

  • The event is not for profit
  • If an event makes a profit this is put into “community events and opportunities”
  • Event are “accessible” to all*
  • Ticket pricing is reasonable**
  • Volunteers/speakers/organisers are not expected to contribute financially or purchase a ticket
  • Event has a code of conduct or similar policies

*Accessible to all, that an event does not discriminate by age, race, gender or anything else you can think of.
**I appreciate this is very subjective

COVID-19 Update
I will only be taking online speaking engagements for 2020 and early part of 2021, this will be reviewed in March 2021

For event’s that are for profit, I’m happy to come and speak but would expect remuneration for details and pricing please do get in touch. Likewise for workshops or full day events/training.

Rider
The diva that I am, at an event it would be great to have a bottle/glass of water (seriously so many events don’t offer it and I literally die on stage). In addition, if publishing the talk, it would be great to link to both this website timnash.co.uk. Finally, if you are tweeting about the event I always appreciate a mention @tnash.


Talks


This is my current set of talks for 2020 don’t worry if you don’t find a talk you like if you would like me to talk on a separate subject please don’t hesitate to ask! if your looking for one of my past talks check out my security page.

Testing the fortifications – Hack Yourself

So you’ve been to the security, that other security talk and that really scary one. You followed the advice, and you are feeling confident. Perhaps you have never been to a security talk let alone scary one but feel its time to at least find out how you stand. In this talk, Tim is going to go through how to run a basic penetration test of a WordPress website. From start to finish, looking at scope, research, execution, and remediation. He will be demonstrating tools to use and processes to follow, so you can see how secure your site is or isn’t. 

Note this talk can be either 40minutes or hour format

Practical WordPress Security (2020 Edition)

We have all been to the scary WordPress security talk where Tim or someone else frightens you to death, in those talks, there is a theme beyond despair and that’s ‘every little helps’. So this talk is low on scary tales and high on simple practical tips to improve your site’s security.

On their own, they might not be the silver bullet, but they all add up. Tim will guide you through things anyone of any ability level can implement to improve their site’s security.
Note this talk can be either 40minutes or hour format


The weakest link in Security? You.

Most security talks spend a lot of time discussing websites, but ultimately the biggest squishy target is you, the developer, website owner or even just a slightly higher privileged than the normal user. In this talk, Tim is going to guide you through looking at your own online personal security and how to implement good security practices within your organisation to protect yourself and your website, customers data. Making you a lot less squishy.
Note this talk can be either 40minutes or hour format

In-practical security for the insanely paranoid

The follow up, more in depth and aimed at system admins and developers
So you’ve been to Tims’ practical WordPress security talk and thought well I do most of that…
Time to notch it up a few gears, from intrusion detection to understanding mod_security rules to auditing code and pen testing your own sites. Tim is going to take you on a whirlwind tool behind the scenes of securing your WordPress sites when you have complete control of your stack.
Note this is a “full evening” talk

Using Security Headers to help secure your site

From HSTS through to CSP and almost every acronym in between security headers, are simple HTTP Headers, sent with requests from your server to the browser but they can be a valuable piece in hardening sites if implemented correctly what’s more for most of them it’s simple to do. In this talk Tim going to go through various security headers explaining how and when to use them and some of the pitfalls. It’s a journey that will take us through HTTPS and into a world where we need to consider carefully what third party content is being used.
This talk can be in either 20minute or 40 minute format


Non-Security Talks/Workshops

Time to talk – Speaker Workshop

For many people, the idea of giving talks is incredibly daunting, even terrifying. Believe it or not, that was Tim a natural introvert who even today, will be more likely to be at the back not the front of a room. But with 20 years experience in public speaking, thousands of talks, he can and will tell you It gets better. In this workshop, Tim is going to go through practical exercises to help you get up on stage and speaking at the next WordCamp/Usergroup. With help to structure and develop talks as well as ways to conquer fears and deliver. From idea generation to delivery he will be sharing his processes and enthusiasm for talking.

This Workshop is 2-3 Hours

WP-CLI will save your life

In 2019 some people still access their website and manage their day to day activities using a browser how quaint. In this talk Tim will show you how using WordPress via the command line will change the way you work, for developers and non-developers. The command line is not a scary place and so he will introduce you to common commands, before taking things up a notch, soon you will be managing plugins, posts and users effortlessly.

This talk is 40 minutes approx

Pragmatic testing from the trenches

Everyone writes tests, its a well-known fact. It’s simply which methodology you use that divides us, is it BDD, TDD, QPDD or blah blah design. The reality, of course, is very different, few developers are writing dedicated tests for their code and applications and almost no one outside of the developer space is. In this talk Tim is going to look at how anyone can start writing tests and how these tests can be used in develop, long term maintenance, accessibility, performance and even security of a site.

When you start to peel away dogma, a lot of the methodologies have great ideas that can be used every day without getting in the way or slowing down development. Indeed they can even speed up development if used carefully. This is not a talk for the methodology purists but for anyone who has ever thought I should have tested that.
This talk is 40 minutes approx


Bio


Tim is a WordPress Security expert. He helps organisations become more security conscious and helps them keep themselves and you safe on the web. He is also known to give the odd talk here as well as writing for and occasionally staring in some of the weirdest security improv, comedy talks you are likely to have never seen. Tims own site is timnash.co.uk where he writes about everything from security to home automation with a healthy dose of WordPress and humour.